Understanding the New Rule: Transitional Checking for U14 Girls

Jan 22, 2019

The new transitional checking rule for 14U and 13U girls players is intended to provide a middle ground between full checking at the high school level and the modified checking for 12U.

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Understanding the New Girls’ Penalty Zone

Sep 06, 2018

In 2019 high school and youth girls’ lacrosse will implement several significant rule changes. One change focused directly on increasing player safety is the creation of a penalty zone. 

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FAQs on New Self-Start Rule in High School/Girls' Lacrosse

Aug 27, 2018

The new 2019 rules for high school and youth girls’ lacrosse introduce self-start.

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Understanding the Women’s Safety Sphere

Mar 19, 2018

In women’s lacrosse, the sphere is defined as an imaginary area, or bubble, of 7 inches surrounding the player’s head, in all directions. At the high school and youth level, an opponent cannot put their stick in another player’s sphere.

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Gender and Sports: Common Traits and Differences

Feb 07, 2018

Research suggests that males tend to unify behind winning and females tend to unify behind connecting. As coaches, we should strive to understand that neither pathway is necessarily better that the other.

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The Gender Gap: Male Coaches in the Women’s Game

Jan 16, 2018

Is there an ideal gender makeup for a coaching staff? Do coaches who are the same gender as the kids they are coaching have a more natural affinity to understanding their athletes on and off the field? Should we aspire to have female coaches only for female teams, and conversely male for male?  These questions, and others, will be discussed by our expert panel of coaches at LaxCon. 

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What the New Women's Stick Stringing Specs Really Mean

Sep 29, 2017

The new stick stringing requirements for women's lacrosse open the door for new innovations and economical options for girls. The key elements of pocket depth and shooting strings remain the same so that the ball can still move freely in the stick and ball speed is not radically faster.

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Lacrosse Success Is Rooted in the Power of Title IX

Jun 19, 2017

Women’s lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States with elite players shining on the international stage. Yet, underlying these definite markers of success is an even better testament to the power of sport and Title IX. 

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Athletic Passion is Gender Neutral

May 02, 2016

If we value the life lessons of sports, then we have to value it regardless of gender.

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A Personal Lacrosse Epiphany and Public Thank You

Jan 22, 2016

Reflections from a former coach with a newfound appreciation for game officials.

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